Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

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Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

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A unique indoor street market with a high-vaulted roof that creates an open-air vibe, Tenjimbashisuji is Japan's longest shopping street with 1.5 Miles of eateries and conventional goods and services.
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71emma
Kuching, Malaysia479 contributions
Jan 2020
We arrived at Minami Morimachi station on 9 January 2020 and began to browse through all the stores. There was some repetitive music being played through the whole area, something like sort of chanting. A festival was going on, with a man leading the parade offering us free sake and some lovely Japanese ladies dressed in beautiful kimonos, reciting some words together. It was very interesting. My sister even took a video of them. We were lucky to have the chance to witness such an event.
Tenjinbashisuji shopping was just amazing. Every type of shops could be found here; pharmacies, beauty stores, clothing shops, shoe shops, souvenir shops, secondhand store (we only saw one, might be more), restaurants, lots of street food stalls (some with long queues).
It was hard to finish visiting both sides of the long arcades. We managed to visit half on both sides of the arcades across the main road and opted to take the train at Ogimachi Station back to our place of stay at Shinsaibashi area..
Written February 1, 2020
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Tommy
Calgary, Canada144 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
As several others have mentioned, this is the longest shopping street at a little over 2km. To get here, we found it to be off the beaten path, but there always seems to be a subway line to take you virtually anywhere. We exited from the #3 tunnel and worked our way from North to South. Lots of shops densely packed together and we even found some time to fit in a 1 hour massage for 3500Yen. Things are definitely cheaper in general compared to other shopping districts, but there are still pockets of high priced vendors as well. Regardless, it is nice to shop and experience things like the locals and not have to fight through crazy tourist crowds. So I would recommend coming here just from that aspect.
Written January 21, 2020
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Patrick O
Mount Holly, NC1,037 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a great place to shop, walk through, people watch, and just experience Osaka. It was cold when we were there just after Christmas and the wind was raw. Being covered and protected makes this experience even better. Lots of great photo opportunities and it goes on for a long ways. Very close to The St, Regis Hotel made it an easy stroll for us.
Written February 7, 2020
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Jason Wyngrade
66 contributions
Apr 2019
We went down this street on a Wednesday morning around 10am. It was still sleepy, with most of the stores closed.
It's quite a long walk, under cover so the rain won't get you (but the cold still will!).
If all you are looking for is a quick breakfast bite or a few shops selling really cheap stuff, then you will find them here. There was even a small grocery open.
But overall, was very disappointed at the time we spent walking from one end to the other.
Great if you have some time to kill and want to see VERY local flavor - not so good if you are looking for excitement or good shopping opportunities or good restaurants. So boring I don't have even one picture from this experience.
Don't even THINK of bringing kids here - they will be quickly bored out of their minds.
Written March 13, 2020
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Karen E
Adelaide, Australia288 contributions
Mar 2019
Good shopping. I knew what I wanted so that made it easier to shop. Friends enjoyed walking in and out of shops. We can late in day so not too many people. Would have liked to spend more time here browsing, but on a tight schedule. Loved the kitchen shops brought some nice soukiyaki bowls that have a flame underneath. Some lovely bowls to take home as gifts. Great range and variety. Definitely worth a look.
Written February 19, 2020
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore7,126 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Tenjinbashi is possibly the longest shopping street in Japan stretching over 2.5 kilometers and it does take quite a while walking through the entire street, segregated into 6 zones.

Unlike Shisaibashi that is more "high end" and catered mainly to the tourists, this place is way "less crowded and noisy" as it's catering more to the locals. Very rarely, you will see a few foreign tourists walking past here. As such, the price of items here are generally lower be it product items or dinning at the restaurants or cafes.

Similarly to other shopping streets, shops are located on both sides of the street and they do offer lots of shopping choices, such as lifestyle items, fashion, bags, shoes, convenience and pharmacy stores, gaming arcades, toys, stationery, florist, food stalls, restaurants, cafes etc, all can be found here. You will have plenty of choices here.

You will experience very different things here than in other parts of Osaka, not to mention Tokyo or even Yokohama. People here are friendly and helpful and it's also a place where you can indulge and get a real taste of the Japanese culture and way of life.

It's quite a good shopping trip for us here as we ended up buying a lot of things and enjoyed our closed to 3.5 hrs spent here (including 30 mins for lunch).

Do take note that for some restaurants, taking videos or photos are not allowed and so please check with the staff if that can be done.

Highly recommended.
Written September 18, 2017
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mnmcsls
Sydney, Australia172 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Me & my wife stay in hotel Dormy Inn Umeda Higashi with no idea of this shopping arcade beforehand. We bump into it when searching for food and was wonder where the end is. we thought it was just a typical Japanese arcade but little did we know that, after reading from the internet when we return to Sydney, it's the longest shopping arcade in the world.
It measured 1.76km and took us almost 40min to walk from one end to the other, that's just walking without stopping. If you plan to stop for food or shopping you probably need 2 hours to complete the journey.
The north end is more touristic due to its proximity to Osaka Museum of Housing and Living and a major metro interchange (Tenjimbashisujirokuchome Station). The south end has a more local feel and we feel the food also cheaper (e.g. 8 x takoyaki in the south end 300yen, the north end cost 500yen).
Written December 21, 2018
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Scott B
Royton, UK172 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Busy shopping street we were hoping for some local shops, handicrafts and souvenirs etc but it’s mostly chain stores you get else where in the world and tax free junk shops however there was one good stationary store where we bought a lot of washi tape (which we struggled to find elsewhere) I’ve added a photo of what it’s called for anyone else who wants to buy some
Written February 16, 2018
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William L
Singapore813 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
We had been to the Shinsaibashi & Ebisubashi Suji shopping alleys but that the Tenjimbashisuji street alley is the one that we enjoyed the most in Osaka.

Initially I wasnt expecting much but was pleasantly surprised that the things sold there are much more interesting and cheaper too.

It is an older area and the crowd there are mostly locals, unlike the other walking alleys where they are more touristy in nature. The Tenjimbashisuji Shopping street is the longest covered walking alley in Osaka, stretching about 2.6km long. It covers the length of 3 subway stations from Tenjimbashisuji stn (the northern end of the alley), Ogimachi stn, Minami-Morimachi stn and ending just 3 blocks north of the river.

We started in the middle of the street alley, dropping off at the Origmachi Stn but the found it so interesting that when we reached the southern end, we doubled backed again all the way to the northern end at Tenjimbashisuji stn. In total, we had walked abt 4 km in that covered alley ! But I hardly felt the strain coz it was a really interesting walk with many things to see and it helps that there are so many street food stall there too which we were sampling all along the way . LOL

For those who wish to start from the northern end of the street and walk down south, just drop off at the Tenjimbashisuji Rukochome station and take Exit 8. As you come out from the subway (Exit 8) there will be a Macdonald on your right and the entrance to the beginning of the Tenjimbashisuji walking street starts from here.
Written April 24, 2016
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Pat
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia180 contributions
Nov 2013 • Family
Something like Shinsaibashi shopping street, and its sheltered. Took the train on the Osaka loop line and stop at Temma station (one station after Osaka Station), I particularly like this place very much. The food there was cheap and localised. Plenty of variety to choose from. This is the place for locals to shop and the prices there were reasonable. Ate lunch at a small shop, really enjoyed their rice top with eggs and chicken 650YEN, still can savour the taste till now. I found another gem of a shop (100meters left exiting Temma station in Tenjimbashisuji) selling Japanese tit-bits, bought 2 bags fulls of souvenirs back home. Like this place most as compared to Namba area personally.
Written December 3, 2013
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